is the name of each page *} as smarty will think it's something to process and will throw an error *}

Moonlight Meanders

would output all of the available data This has changed in News 2.12, the object is not quite as 'simple' as it was in previous versions, and that method will no longer work. Hence, below you will find a referennce to the available data. ==== news_article Object Reference ==== Members: -- Members can be displayed by the following syntax: or assigned to another smarty variable using . The following members are available in the entry array: id (integer) = The unique article id. author_id (integer) = The userid of the author who created the article. This value may be negative to indicate an FEU userid. title (string) = The title of the article. summary (text) = The summary text (may be empty or unset). extra (string) = The "extra" data associated with the article (may be empty or unset). news_url (string) = The url segment associated with this article (may be empty or unset). postdate (string) = A string representing the news article post date. You may filter this through cms_date_format for different display possibilities. startdate (string) = A string representing the date the article should begin to appear. (may be empty or unset) enddate (string) = A string representing the date the article should stop appearing on the site (may be empty or unset). category_id (integer) = The unique id of the hierarchy level where this article resides (may be empty or unset) status (string) = either 'draft' or 'published' indicating the status of this article. author (string) = The username of the original author of the article. If the article was created by frontend submission, this will attempt to retrieve the username from the FEU module. authorname (string) = The full name of the original author of the website. Only applicable if article was created by an administrator and that information exists in the administrators profile. category (string) = The name of the category that this article is associated with. canonical (string) = A full URL (prettified) to this articles detail view using defaults if necessary. fields (associative) = An associative array of field objects, representing the fields, and their values for this article. See the information below on the field object definition. In past versions of News this was a simple array, now it is an associative one. customfieldsbyname = (deprecated) - A synonym for the 'fields' member fieldsbyname = (deprecated) - A synonym for the 'fields' member useexp (integer) = A flag indicating wether this article is using the expiry information. file_location (string) = A url containing the location where files attached the article are stored... the field value should be appended to this url. ==== news_field Object Reference ==== The news_field object contains data about the fields and their values that are associated with a particular news article. Members: -------- id (integer) = The id of the field definition name (string) = The name of the field type (string) = The type of field max_length (integer) = The maximum length of the field (applicable only to text fields) item_order (integer) = The order of the field public (integer) = A flag indicating wether the field is public or not value (mixed) = The value of the field. ==== Below, you will find the normal detail template information. Modify this template as desired. *}
Dec 10, 2012

Muizenberg's Homeless

Seeking Safer Solutions for the Homeless

Safer Together has been collaborating with several other community organisations and individuals over the past 18 months, to find a way to work with the City of Cape Town to help find solutions to issues around homeless people in Muizenberg.  Three community meetings have been held, with concerned people keen to find a workable, humane solution.  In the past year, a team consisting of Safer Together’s Melanie Burke, Peter Dugmore, Marion Wagner and Truida Prekel, and Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) directors Elizabeth Milne and Steven Frankal have met several times with City Councillors and officials.  Several team members are also members of the MCSI neighbourhood watch.   

Progress on this very complex problem has been slow.  We motivated strongly that the Zandvlei Community Centre, belonging to the City, be made available as a centre for the homeless, as it was an ideal venue and location. We had been hoping that a decision to use it for Traffic services could be reversed, but have heard that this cannot be done. We have now requested the city to help to find a suitable building in Muizenberg for a centre for assessment, rehabilitation, and skills training, as well as accommodation for the small group of “chronically homeless” in the village.

The team is also working – with the City’s Law Enforcement and Social Development departments, MID, MCSI members and GRIT security company – on a plan to deal with the expected influx of homeless people in Muizenberg over the holiday season, and to offer support and alternative accommodation to the “regulars”.  However, criminal or illegal activity by people “hiding” among – and often preying on – the homeless  and children on the streets will also be acted upon strictly by Law Enforcement and SAPS.

We strongly support the City’s “Give Responsibly” campaign, and request all people to resist the temptation of giving money or food to homeless people or street children, as that just perpetuates the problem.  Social Development has approved that Safer Together handles donations for street people in our area, and we will ensure that funds are used in projects to uplift and rehabilitate people. Banking details for donations can be found on our Support page.